Meteor

  • Google celebrates Perseid Meteor Shower with an animated, musical doodle August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower, Google has posted an animated doodle that shows moving illustrations of meteor showers with a clam and soothing music playing in the background. Drawing inspiration from travel and time-lapse footage documenting meteor showers, doodler Sophie Diao takes users on an animated journey for...
  • Google doodles Perseid Meteor Shower August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Google on Monday has posted an interactive doodle on its homepage to celebrate Perseid Meteor Shower. The interactive doodle with colourful illustrations honours the annual Perseid meteor shower. The annual Perseid meteor shower occurs from August 11-13. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will host a live Ustream and web...
  • Watch live: Camelopardalids meteor shower May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sky-watchers all across North America may get to witness a brand new meteor shower that may light up the night sky. Though, the shower will not be visible in the rest of the world outside North America, you can watch a live stream of the event from 8:30...
  • Camelopardalids meteor shower to light up the night sky on May 24 May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: There is yet another spectacle in the night sky about to happen. Sky-watchers all across North America may get to witness a brand new meteor shower that may light up the night sky. The shower will not be visible in the rest of the world outside North America,...
  • Alien life found living in Earth's atmosphere September 20, 2013

    British scientists claim to have found 'alien' organisms in Earth's atmosphere, suggesting that life is continually arriving to our planet from space and did not originate here. The team, led by the University of Sheffield, found small organisms that could have come from space after sending a specially designed balloon to...
  • Watch live: The annual Perseid meteor shower August 11, 2013

    On August 11 and 12, 2013, the annual Perseid meteor shower will peak, filling the sky with streaks of light, commonly known as shooting stars. Such visually stunning showers are actually but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to meteoroids slamming into Earth's atmosphere. Some 10 to 40...
  • Meteoroid impact triggers bright flash on the moon May 18, 2013

    Cape Canaveral: An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday. The explosion on March 17 was the biggest seen since NASA began watching the moon for meteoroid impacts...
  • Large asteroid heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA March 21, 2013

    Cape Canaveral, Florida: NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray. That's about all the United States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a...
  • Russian scientists recover meteor fragments February 19, 2013

    Moscow: Scientists have found more than 50 tiny fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains, and preliminary tests are turning up information about its contents. However, local residents seem more interested in the black market value of the fragments. As they search for their own pieces of the...
  • Meteorite rush begins as Russian scientists find fragments February 18, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece. Friday's blast and ensuing shockwave shattered windows, injured almost 1,200 people and caused...
  • Russian meteor exploded with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs February 17, 2013

    New York: The meteor that streaked across the Russian skies on Friday, injuring around 1,200 people, exploded with a force 30 times greater than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb, Nasa scientists say. The 55 foot wide rock with a mass of 10,000 tonnes lit up the sky above the Urals region,...
  • Russia cleans up after meteor blast injures more than 1,000 February 17, 2013

    Chelyabinsk Thousands of Russian emergency workers went out on Saturday to clear up the damage from a meteor that exploded over the Ural mountains, damaging buildings, shattering windows and showering people with broken glass. Divers searched a lake near the city of Chelyabinsk, where a hole several metres wide had opened...
  • Nearly 1,000 injured as meteor falls in Russia February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A Russian health official says nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries after a meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb. The sonic blast from the hurtling space rock shattered countless windows and deeply frightened thousands,...
  • 500 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor that scientists estimate weighed 10 tons streaked at supersonic speed over Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured some 500 people and frightened countless more. The Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement that the meteor over the Chelyabinsk region entered the Earth's...
  • Watch: Meteorite fall in Russia's Urals February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteorite streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said more than 400 people had sought medical treatment after the blasts, and at least...
  • Russia: More than 400 people hurt in meteorite fall February 15, 2013

    Moscow: A meteor streaked across the sky above Russia's Ural Mountains on Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring more than 400 people, many of them hurt by broken glass. "There was panic. People had no idea what was happening. Everyone was going around to people's houses to check if...
  • Meteorite falls in Urals, damage and injuries reported February 15, 2013

    Moscow: Fragments of at least one meteorite fell in the Chelyabinsk region some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, causing flashes in the morning sky and sharp explosions, Russian officials said on Friday. The office of the governor of the region in the Ural Mountains said in a statement that...
  • Soviet satellite to fall to Earth March 27, 2012

    Moscow: Meteor-1, the Soviet Union's first fully operational weather satellite, will Monday night re-enter the Earth's atmosphere after more than four decades in orbit, the web site of the US Strategic Command said. The Meteor satellite series was developed in the Soviet Union during the sixties. On March 26, 1969, a...
  • Meteor witnessed across Britain, triggers panic March 4, 2012

    London: Police across Britain were inundated with calls after a large fireball, thought to be a meteor, was spotted in the sky, media reports said on Sunday. Reports of a 'bright light' and an 'orange glow' were received by police across Scotland and the north of England on Saturday night. Some...
  • Dazzling meteor shower to brighten up night skies December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Startling streaks of multi-coloured Geminids meteor shower will brighten up the sky on Wednesday night enthralling astronomy enthusiasts. One of the most spectacular meteor showers, Geminids produce up to 60 shooting stars. "Astro lovers are expected to see shooting stars whizzing past in the skies as the Geminid meteor showers...
  • Meteor shower to light up night sky on Thursday April 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Sky gazers may get a glimpse of shooting stars during Lyrids meteor shower on Thursday night. "They can see javelin-shaped shooting stars whizzing past in the skies at an amazing rate as Lyrids meteor shower will peak on the night of April 21 and 22," SPACE Scientific officer...
  • Night sky lights up with meteor showers December 14, 2010

    New Delhi: Sky gazers can look forward to an exhibition of celestial fireworks as the night sky will be lit up by Geminid meteor showers that are expected to peak Tuesday. A rare celestial event, the Geminid meteor shower will be visible across most of India and people can see over...
  • Suspected meteor rattles New Zealand September 13, 2006

    Wellington: A suspected exploding meteor plummeted to earth over New Zealand on Tuesday, leaving a long white trail and causing a sonic boom that rattled windows across the Pacific nation's South Island. The boom was reported throughout the Canterbury region on the east coast, prompting a flood of calls to emergency...